Vineyard Haven: President Barack Obama
and his family have arrived on Martha`s Vineyard to begin a
The first family landed at the island airport this
afternoon following an Air Force One flight from Washington to
a Coast Guard station on Cape Cod, then a short helicopter
ride across Vineyard Sound.
The president greeted well-wishers under sunny skies --
accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and
Malia. Malia is just back from summer camp. Pet dog Bo came
along, too, happily roaming the aisles of the presidential
Aides say Obama is looking to recharge his batteries
after a strenuous start to the year. But he left Washington
with one last blast at the Republicans -- for blocking a
Senate vote on a small business aid package.